Class Schedule
Come take class with Marie and other teachers from the MKSAD family.

We offer adult and children classes. check below for the latest schedules.

Sabar Dance

6:00pm – 7:30pm


Djoniba Dance Centre @ Peridance Capezio Center
126 East 13th Street
New York NY 10003

Djembe Dance
On Going

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Aspire 2 Dance
1195 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11216
(between Jefferson & Hancock)

Maimouna Keita School of African Dance
will offer children classes beginning in September
for two (2) 10 weeks sessions through March 2020.

Youth, ages 6-16 years will learn the significance of this art form through technique in dance, authentic music and rich culture weekly for six (6) months with preparation for the 28th annual concert held Easter weekend in 2020.

Session I – Sundays – September 22 – Dec 10, 2019

Session II – Sundays – January 19 – March 22, 2020

Instructors of the MKSAD will offer age appropriate instruction in dance and drum for one hour weekly.

  • All dance students must have tee shirts, leggings and lapa (2-3 yards o fabric to wrap about the waist.)
  • All drum students must have their own drum sticks (12-inch dial rod of wooden sticks) for each class.
Dance Instructors:
  • MKSAD Director: Marie Basse Willes
  • MKSAD Asst. Director: Mariama Basse
  • MKSAD member: Alexa Menuau.
Drum Instructors:
MKSAD Music Directors:
  • Mamadou Guisse
  • Samba Guisse
Group Name-Ages-Time
  • Mali 6-9 12:00n – 1:00pm
  • Senegal 10-12 1:15p – 2:15pm
  • Guinea 13-16 2:15p – 3:30pm

Annual Registration fee: $50.00
(returning students for session II, will pay the class fee only)

Class Session I fee: $100.00
Class/Session II fee: $100.00

Register by August 31 and get $25 off the registration fee.
Classes are limited to 30 students each, so register early.

All classes will be held at
Aspire 2 Dance
1195 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11216

(between Jefferson & Hancock)

Any questions:   646-919-1550